ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Albino Whale, Baby Giraffe, More

ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Albino Whale, Baby Giraffe, More
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San Diego, California, August 21, 2008--A mother giraffe nuzzles her baby girl two days after she gave birth in front of guests at the San Diego Zoo.

The unnamed Masai giraffe weighed in at 145 pounds (66 kilograms) and stood 62 inches (157 centimeters) tall. Fully grown, she may reach 14 feet (4.3 meters) tall.

Mother Abby and daughter are bonding in a nursery adjacent to the zoo's giraffe exhibit and will slowly be introduced to the herd.
—Photograph by Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo
 
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